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  • The Craft of Scientific Communicationby Joseph E. Harmon; Alan G. Gross

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    The ability to communicate in print and person is essential to the life of a successful scientist. But since writing is often secondary in scientific education and teaching, there remains a significant need for guides that teach scientists how best to convey their research to general and professional audiences. The Craft of Scientific Communication... more...

  • Nostalgia for the Futureby Charles Piot

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Since the end of the cold war, Africa has seen a dramatic rise in new political and religious phenomena, including an eviscerated privatized state, neoliberal NGOs, Pentecostalism, a resurgence in accusations of witchcraft, a culture of scamming and fraud, and, in some countries, a nearly universal wish to emigrate. Drawing on fieldwork in Togo, Charles... more...

  • Doña Barbaraby Rómulo Gallegos; Robert Malloy; Larry McMurtry

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 17.00

    Rómulo Gallegos is best known for being Venezuela?s first democratically elected president. But in his native land he is equally famous as a writer responsible for one of Venezuela?s literary treasures, the novel Doña Barbara . Published in 1929 and all but forgotten by Anglophone readers, Doña Barbara is one of the first examples of magical realism,... more...

  • Heideggerby Jacques Derrida; Geoffrey Bennington

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Few philosophers held greater fascination for Jacques Derrida than Martin Heidegger, and in this book we get an extended look at Derrida?s first real encounters with him. Delivered over nine sessions in 1964 and 1965 at the École Normale Supérieure, these lectures offer a glimpse of the young Derrida first coming to terms with the German philosopher... more...

  • A Brief History of the Spanish Languageby David A. Pharies

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    Spanish is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world and a language of ever-increasing importance in the United States. In what will likely become the introduction to the history of the Spanish language, David Pharies clearly and concisely charts the evolution of Spanish from its Indo-European roots to its present form. An internationally... more...

  • A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Preyby Gage Averill

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression at the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. But set against this "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a history of resistance, and sometimes of triumph. With keen cultural and historical awareness, Gage Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and... more...

  • A Handbook of Biological Illustrationby Frances W. Zweifel

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the consideration of size and of printing processes, choice of materials, methods for saving time and labor,... more...

  • A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accountsby Dale W. Jorgenson; J. Steven Landefeld; William D. Nordhaus; Conference on Research in Income and Wealth.

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts brings together a distinguished group of contributors to initiate the development of a comprehensive and fully integrated set of United States national accounts. The purpose of the new architecture is not only to integrate the existing systems of accounts, but also to identify gaps and inconsistencies... more...

  • A Power Stronger Than Itselfby George E. Lewis

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Founded in 1965 and still active today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an American institution with an international reputation. George E. Lewis, who joined the collective as a teenager in 1971, establishes the full importance and vitality of the AACM with this communal history, written with a symphonic... more...

  • A Prelude to the Welfare Stateby Price V. Fishback; Shawn Everett Kantor

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    Workers' compensation was arguably the first widespread social insurance program in the United States and the most successful form of labor legislation to emerge from the early Progressive Movement. Adopted in most states between 1910 and 1920, workers' compensation laws have been paving seen as the way for social security, Medicare, unemployment... more...